March 24, 2015
ASTM method D7861 for measuring biodiesel blend ratios enables users to take full advantage of the speed, convenience and durability provided by portable infrared analyzers, such as those offered by Wilks - a Spectro Scientific Company.
March 24, 2015
D396-15a adds parameters for stability and allows a slightly higher distillation temperature for the blends, the same changes included in the D7467 specification passed by ASTM in 2008 for 6 to 20 percent biodiesel in on- and off-road diesel fuel.
March 02, 2015
With more than $500,000 in government funding, researchers will be able to purchase highly specialized equipment for the development and commercialization of new, more efficient and affordable glycerol purification and conversion technologies.
February 02, 2015
A new revision to ASTM D1655, the jet fuel spec, increases the allowance of trace biodiesel from 5 to 50 parts per million. ASTM member David J. Abdallah with Exxon Mobil Research and Engineering says this could be raised to 100 ppm in the future.
January 27, 2015
Lanxess Corp. announced it has added two new highly concentrated antioxidants to its line of biodiesel stabilizers. The new products, Baynox Ultra and Baynox Cargo, were introduced to the U.S. market at the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo.
January 26, 2015
The new BQ-9000 Retailer Program is the fourth segment of the growingly popular fuel quality assurance program, joining the previously established certifications for biodiesel producers, marketers and testing laboratories.
December 16, 2014
The German biodiesel quality management association AGQM started a new test round of biodiesel oxidation stabilizers. The sophisticated tests aim at eliminating possible detrimental interactions of additives when blended with diesel fuel.
December 15, 2014
The updated ASTM D396 Standard Specification for Fuel Oils with the new grade for blends of 6 to 20 percent biodiesel will be finalized and published by ASTM for public use after the usual ASTM review and editing process. It's expected by February.
November 11, 2014
Chico, Calif.-based biodiesel equipment manufacturer Springboard Biodiesel recently introduced its GL95/MC12/BD380 trio to recover more than 99 percent of excess methanol mixed in with the glycerin that's produced when making biodiesel.